at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is known for a regularly changing menu, and right now there are two yummy eats that offer a lot of bang for the buck!
The last major change to the menu at Friar’s Nook added three intriguing tater tot dishes.
And while two of the tot options remain — Fiesta Tots with their little kick, and Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots, which tick lots of flavor boxes. The Greek Tots have been replaced by Pub Tots. (Kids can get Tater Tots and Cheese Sauce as a meal here, too!)
The picture menu in front of Friar’s Nook gives you a good idea of what to expect for each menu item, which is helpful if you have a picky eater in your crew or want to know more about the quantity of food you’ll receive.
Naturally we wanted to try both of the new items: those Pub Tots and Brats and Tots! And before you ask whether this was an excessive amount of tots to consume in one sitting, the answer is no. There’s no such thing as too many tots.
The Pub Tots are basically tailor made for filling you up, as they are complete with a generous slathering of plastic cheese and a heaping pile of bacon bits! Not to mention that bowl is deceptively deep, and there are tons of tots in this dish!
The bright green scallions are a nice touch to add some color and some freshness to the otherwise heavy tots.
The perfect bite, of course, is a little bit of everything! And between the salty cheese, the smoky bacon, the fresh scallion, and the crisp tot, it’s actually a really nicely balanced savory bite!
And FYI: tots here are deep-fried, not baked like the newbies over at Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land, so they’ve got a crispy exterior.
We prefer this texture, although the baked ones are likely a little healthier.
The second new item — Brats and Tots — is another hefty bite; certainly substantial enough for a meal (maybe even for two diners!).
And there’s something our vegan and vegetarian readers will want to know: you can get this menu item with a plant-based protein brat, making it vegan-friendly!
The large brat comes topped with sauerkraut, giving this sandwich a unique (by Disney snack standards, anyway) kick!
The brat (we went with the meat option) is nicely cooked, with a slightly browned exterior that had a little snap to it.
Inside was flavorful, carrying all the brat seasoning you expect. This was seriously meaty and heavy, making it potentially share-able.
Bonus: it comes on a pretzel bun! We love this added touch, which goes perfectly with the Bavarian origins of the brat.
Under the brat is a generous serving of tater tots. These are undressed — but you could ask for some cheese sauce on the side. 😉
The Friar is still holding court as a counter service spot with unique, filling, satisfying eats. This place is always doing something new, and it — along with Sleepy Hollow and Golden Oak — are where I always look to see if there’s some interesting little food addition to explore. And with the addition of the brat, it seems to be broadening its horizons a bit (although we do miss the loaded mac and cheese options we used to get here!).
We love unique theme park food — especially when there’s a new and interesting vegan option! — and that’s why you’ll find us queueing up here for something as hot and filling as a brat even in the heat of summer!
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Which Friar’s Nook offering stokes your interest? Tell us in the comments